""Ross Hastings has written a truly profound book. That is because Ross Hastings is a truly profound human being. God shapes some people to be theologians, some to be scientists, some to be psychologists, some to be pastors. Once in a while God takes hold of a human being and shapes a person to be, all in one, a theologian-scientist-pyschologist-pastor. Through sharing with us his own excruciating journey in grief, and through taking us deep into the human soul and deep into the soul of the triune God, Ross brings us to the final place where all grief is finally healed. After reading this book, I can more authentically embrace in my grief Jesus' 'Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.'""
--Darrell Johnson, Author; Teaching Fellow, Regent College, Vancouver, BC; Director for the Centre of Preaching at Carey Theological College, Vancouver, BC
""In this psychologically informed and theologically compelling book, Dr. Ross Hastings sensitively articulates the experiences of feeling lost, broken-hearted, and disoriented that accompany the loss of a loved one. This book will bring consolation to those who are grieving and it will provide mature wisdom and fresh insight for caregivers who are called to accompany persons in grief through their 'vale of tears.'""
--Phil C. Zylla, Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON
Ross Hastings (PhD, chemistry; PhD, theology) is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College, Vancouver. He has served churches in Canada for twenty years, including eleven years as the lead pastor of Peace Portal Alliance in White Rock, British Columbia.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations xvii
Chapter 1 A Grief Shared … Introducing the Story 6
Chapter 2 A Grief Shared … Universally by Humanity, and with Divinity: The Universal Experience of Grief 12
Chapter 3 The Mystery in Grief and Loss: The Unknowing 21
Chapter 4 How We Know What We Do Know: The Knowing 36
Chapter 5 The Source and Nature of Grief- Insights from Trinitarian Theology-Modeling 45
Chapter 6 The Source and Nature of Grief-Insights from Trinitarian Theology-Participating 61
Chapter 7 The Source and Nature of Grief- Insights from Psychology 67
Chapter 8 Moving towards Adaptation-Grief Sharing with the Triune God in Deconstruction 81
Chapter 9 Moving towards Adaptation-Grief Sharing with the Triune God in Reconstruction 88
Chapter 10 Moving towards Adaptation-Theodicy of the Triune God who Suffers 97
Chapter 11 Moving towards Adaptation-Grief Sharing with the People of the Triune God (1) 112
Chapter 12 Moving towards Adaptation-Grief Sharing with the People of the Triune God (2) 121
Chapter 13 Moving towards Adaptation-Grief Sharing with God through Personal Practices 138